Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 FROM 9:00AM - 10:30 PST. Hydrogen is rapidly emerging as a key fuel and ingredient to lower greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change in critical sectors of the global economy. But for hydrogen to make a significant contribution to the clean energy transition, we need policy options that overcome technical and commercial challenges, and allow hydrogen to be more broadly adopted for use in industrial processes, transportation and power generation.

To discuss how hydrogen can be made and used today in service of economic growth and rapid decarbonization, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to host a panel of exceptional policy, technology, and commercial experts:


Erin M. Blanton, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
Dr. Jack Brouwer, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Irvine and Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center & Advanced Power and Energy Program
Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
Sheri Givens, Vice President, US Regulatory & Customer Strategy, National Grid
John P. Lochner, Vice President for Innovation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Kristine Wiley, Executive Director, Hydrogen Technology Center


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ( or Genna Morton (

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (